I have recently become more and more interested by this band and it's members, I think it is time that I wrote a post about them.
I'm going to start with a few facts;
- The band is made up of three official members, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool.
- The band name comes from the slang term, 'Green day'. To have a 'Green day' you would sit around being lazy and smoke weed.
- Billie Joe considers himself bisexual, and believes that we are all born with this orientation and only become straight or gay due to social pressures and events in our lives.
- Tre Cool was born in Germany.
- Mike Dirnt was adopted.
The other day I was sat home and it was about half 9, and I watched this video and I just started crying because every meaning and every phrase meant something about how I felt at that moment, in terms of the world and how it is put together, how people justify their actions and their believes, what we are made to believe from a young age, what is so shockingly wrong with society and the people within it, and how their generation and my generation are made out to be a waste and a failure, when really we are just the first people to realise that things are fundamentally wrong with people and our cultures, and the fact that it is a live video makes it even better, you can see the emotion and intent behind every chord, and every word and every movement, it's amazing. My personal favourite lyric is, 'I don't feel any shame, I won't apologise', because quite frankly, I do not feel any shame for what I believe and what I can see, and that even though some people may think that I am sometimes disrespectful and maybe too honest about certain things, I have thought through everything I say in these respects and it is just what I think, so I'm sorry, but I'm really not sorry.